This online Workshop is designed to introduce you to Canine Body Language and make it useful to you.
Relationships are built on communication, so having a common language that both sides can understand is of paramount importance. Part of that is the lingua franca of the training language that you create with your dog.
But before that…there is instinct and the dog’s native language. The one (S)HE comes with. How well do you really “speak dog"? In this course, you will:
Look at Still Photographs and learn to interpret them
Watch video, in real time, then in slow motion so you can learn to observe
And as always for my online training classes, everyone can access the first lesson for FREE.
(For those that desire more time, you will have the option to extend access another 12 weeks for only $97)
This Online Workshop Covers These Topics
You get a good dose of learning how to read the body language and several different reactions, so you can educate yourself and feel prepared and ready to be a success!
When you can read the dog’s body language skillfully and look in an educated way for Intention Behaviour…well, that just makes all the difference. Here is a variety of videos, of dogs meeting other dogs, that will begin or enhance your education.
Why should I care about Canine Body Language?
Evolutionary Parsimony and it’s elegant application to canine native language
Neutral & Friendly Signals
Space as perceived by dogs
Canine Vision and how it affects signaling
Learn how to observe using special worksheets designed by moi
Get to work by watching video of dogs interacting with dogs and with humans
Resident Adult meeting Adolescent Intact Male Rescue
Introducing a puppy to a resident adult that has fights with a different house-mate
Audio File: Why Not Just Let Them Work It Out?
Learn about dog greeting rituals and body language
My Border Collie, Rylie, was one of the best socialized and most neutral dogs you will ever meet. Watch her handle a a couple of mannerless puppies. Learn how to read how rude and pushy puppies operate. (Yup. that would be all of them. LOL)
Manufacture an Arced Approach - It is how friendly dogs would do it…
Introducing 2 Young Adult dogs, neither one of whom has great social skills
Watch two puppies, one a bit fearful and one bold - learn to play together on a play date. We get to see examples of role changes, caution and play
Brenda Aloff is an internationally recognized speaker, clinician and author.
Brenda published her first book in 2001 and has since added more books & DVDs, online courses and a certification program to teach Entry Level Classes. Canine Body Language earned a Maxwell award for Excellence in Dog Writing.
Bringing over 25 years of practical and “in the trenches” experience to the table, Brenda works primarily with problem dogs. She also counsels working dog and competition dog owners to improve dog performance, error reduction and how to enhance their relationships.
Brenda has taught thousands of group classes, from puppy to advanced competition to re-socialization classes for reactive dogs. She has worked with SAR teams and police officers at clinics and in private lessons, with scenting and working dogs.
A large percentage of her practice consists of dogs that are referred when other training techniques have been exhausted or failed. A high percentage of clientele consists of dogs with reactivity and/or aggression problems. Referrals come from other professional trainers as well as veterinarians.
Living with dogs is not always easy! Brenda knows the “problem dog” group well, having lived with several bad actors and delinquents herself. This allows her to bring an intimate knowledge of how to deal with dogs and what can be done to prevent problems from developing. Having worked & LIVED WITH a huge variety of rescue and problematic animals promotes her very unique way of dealing with clients. “I KNOW what the owners are going through. What owners of difficult dogs need is not sympathy, they need empathy and understanding and protocols that work!”
Bringing her knowledge of cross-training species to her dog training makes her approach unique and effective and above all humane and loving. Accustomed to outsmarting rather than forcing equines was a habit long before Brenda began training dogs professionally.
Brenda has kept sheep (including lambing). She is currently riding her 2 Morgans and 1 Lusitano and studying Classical Dressage in the French Tradition.
Much repeated phrases to students are: “Shut up! Stand Still. Let your dog THINK!” (said in a very loving way) “If that dog weighed 1000 pounds, you would be handling this situation much more carefully!”